Cream Tick-trefoil Desmodium ochroleucum M.A. CurtisG2 (Globally rare)  -  Endangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Coastal Plain only    Synonyms: Meibomia ochroleuca.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Desmodium   

Status:

Endangered by habitat loss. Collected numerous times historically (1863-1910) and labeled in a rather casual manner, with only vague locality information, suggesting the species was not uncommonly encountered. This species is now only found in Dorchester County. Populations from all other counties are considered extirpated (MD DNR).

Where to find:

Sandy barrens and open oak woodlands (MD DNR).

There are 18 records in the project database.

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Cream Tick-trefoil blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Cream Tick-trefoil blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The globally rare Cream Tick-trefoil blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The flowers of Cream Tick-trefoil in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The seedpod of Cream Tick-trefoil in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The seedpod of Cream Tick-trefoil in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/15/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Cream Tick-trefoil blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/31/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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